medievalpoc:

livestockmenace:

medievalpoc:

Spanning one-ninth of the earth’s circumference across three continents, the Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents.

Conventional maps that represent this world as it appears from space signally fail to capture the severe environmental constraints that governed the flows of people, goods and information. Cost, rather than distance, is the principal determinant of connectivity.

For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.

Taking account of seasonal variation and accommodating a wide range of modes and means of transport, ORBIS reveals the true shape of the Roman world and provides a unique resource for our understanding of premodern history.

Not gonna lie, this is kind of amazing.

Basically, you can plan a trip from Rome to Alexandria, and get an estimate of journey time, expense of trip, the supplies you’ll need….let’s just say it’s better than Oregon Trail:

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Does this mean that we could plan our pilgrimage via amphibious kayak?!?

As long as you plan to do it two thousand years ago.

Which apparently might be possible since some of my readers found a Medieval TARDIS:

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Although…. the dress code for Medieval TARDIS travel might be slightly problematic.

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f-romanoff-13:

agentdarcy:

friendly reminder that there’s a cut scene in Thor that while the Destroyer is blowing shit up, Darcy runs into the pet store to save all the animals and give them to people leaving the town

as things are being set on fire around her, she talks to the dog, telling him I  won’t let the big scary monster step on you,  and names it Baker

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Why was this cut? I need that scene in the film!

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"I’m not a prophet or a stone-age man, just a mortal with potential of a superman."

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 A Prayer For My Daughter (2008)
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boyfriendhook:

mayifindher:

Possibly the best GoT cast photo I’ve found yet.

that’s one crazy national lannister vacation

boyfriendhook:

mayifindher:

Possibly the best GoT cast photo I’ve found yet.

that’s one crazy national lannister vacation

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youreawizardmerlin:

And we’ll both try to forget.

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mercuryjones:

ororo101:

YES

Some of my favorite foods.

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